McConnell to­tally dis­con­nected

The Washington Times Weekly - - Letters To The Editor -

Charles Hurt’s col­umn (“There are no de­cent plans in Congress, just lies, in­tra­party squab­bling,” Web, Aug. 28) suc­cinctly nails the many ab­sur­di­ties Wash­ing­ton has been foist­ing on the Amer­i­can peo­ple since the Novem­ber 2016 elec­tion. One of these is Se­nate Ma­jor­ity Leader Mitch McConnell mock­ing the pres­i­dent’s “ex­ces­sive” ex­pec­ta­tions. Sen. McConnell is so com­pletely dis­con­nected from the will of the Amer­i­can elec­torate that it never oc­curred to him the pres­i­dent’s pos­ture could sim­ply be mir­ror­ing its ex­pec­ta­tions.

Or maybe he just doesn’t care. Can you think of a more per­fect il­lus­tra­tion of Belt­way of­fi­cious ar­ro­gance than the specter of the govern­ment’s lead se­na­tor mock­ing the hopes and wishes of the Amer­i­can peo­ple? Imag­ine that the CEO of a large, pub­licly traded cor­po­ra­tion ad­dressed the an­nual meet­ing of stock­hold­ers re­gard­ing cus­tomer dis­sat­is­fac­tion with the head­line prod­uct by declar­ing: “Our cus­tomers are naive. They do not un­der­stand our busi­ness. They think our prod­uct can be im­proved sim­ply by snap­ping our fin­gers.” That CEO would be toast be­fore the emer­gency meet­ing of the board. Per­haps Mr. McConnell’s ar­ro­gance has numbed him to the specter of his own ter­mi­na­tion.

Con­gres­sional Repub­li­cans should not be de­luded into be­liev­ing the main­stream-me­dia mis­di­rect that it is the pres­i­dent’s per­for­mance, and not their own, which is earn­ing the con­tempt of the Amer­i­can peo­ple. The Amer­i­can peo­ple know on whose side the pres­i­dent stands, and it is with them. They have also seen where Congress stands, and it’s cer­tainly not with them or their pres­i­dent. Ask not for whom the bell tolls … KEN BECKERT Abing­don, Mary­land

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